Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Telephoto Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Sony Alpha mount cameras.
What type of photography is the Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Reasons to Buy Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens
Here, we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| Distance Scale
| DoF(Depth of Field) Scale
| Hood supplied
| Tripod Collar
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Internal Focusing
| Fast Aperture at Wide end
| Fast Aperture at Tele end
| Constant f2.8 aperture throughout the range
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
|9 Diaphragm Blades
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Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM is compatible with cameras that have Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A99 II, Sony A68 and Sony A77 II.
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM is also available in Canon EF , Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF3 and Sigma SA mounts.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM has a maximum diameter of 86mm and total length of 197mm. It weighs 1430g / 50.4 oz.
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM has a filter thread of 77mm.
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM has a focal range of 70-200mm and 2.9X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 105 - 300mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
With a total length of 197mm and a weight of 1430g, the Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM is a large lens. Fortunately, it comes with a tripod collar which you can use to attach the lens directly to a tripod or monopod instead of attaching the camera. This connection helps to better balance the lens/kit combination.
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM features Rotary (internal) zoom method where the length of the lens doesn't change while you are zooming in or out. Even though this design has a size disadvantage in general compare to extending designs, it has the benefits of better sealing against dust and moisture, no zoom creep and no weight balance shift while zooming.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.13x and has a minimum focusing distance of 1.4m. 0.13x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f2.8 from 70mm all the way to the 200mm .
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM's optical formula consists of 22 elements in 17 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 2 FLD elements
- 3 SLD elements
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM is available in Black color.
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